A critical part of upper cervical care is a profess called retracing. It took time for your body to get to the diseased state and it takes time to retrace it back to health. Retracing means sometimes that as part of the healing process you may feel some symptoms that you haven't felt for months or even years. Initially, a patient may think they are getting worse when in reality the body is retracing of the several stages through which the disease progressed in the making.
The bottom line is retracing has to do with time. By the time the body develops a symptom, the disease has been in process for years and it is not normal that the body should regain normal neurological function right away. It takes time to retrace back to health. Typically acute diseases respond quicker than chronic cases.
An example of retracing is seen in scars. When you get a big cut, it doesn't heal back to normal right away. It goes through a process which is naked to the eye but inside the body healing is taking place. Once the upper neck gets back to normal alignment, muscles and ligaments start to regain normal tone and the area begins to stabilize.
To learn more about what we do at Precision Chiropractic, please visit us at precisionnewyorkcity.com and if you would like to schedule a complementary consultation please call us at 347-674-3386.